The Purpose and Lost Art of Travelling

Some of the top reasons people cite for travelling is for “personal growth”, “cultural exploration” and “to find themselves”. But what most people end up doing is sight-seeing the usual tourist attractions, eating out every day, relaxing, getting massages, or filling their days with curated/planned itineraries from tour agencies or TripAdvisor. I confess; I’ve been on these types of “standard” holidays. And other than indulging and escaping, there’s not much soul-searching or personal growth going on (at least not for me). So I decided to go on a different kind of trip.